NYU Langone genetic cancer test gets FDA 510(k) clearance
July 29, 2021 -- An NYU Langone Health genetic test for all solid cancers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance. The gene sequencing test is designed to guide treatment decisions for patients who have received a cancer diagnosis. Read More
Liquid biopsy may detect ALK fusions in lung cancer patients
July 28, 2021 -- The use of next-generation sequencing-based circulating-tumor DNA in liquid biopsies may detect novel anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusions in lung cancer patients, according to a study published in Lung Cancer on July 27. Read More
Premier Medical names new chief scientific officer
July 28, 2021 -- Premier Medical Laboratory Services has named Brian Krueger as its new chief scientific officer. Read More
Thermo Fisher announces new suite of assays
July 20, 2021 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific announced a new suite of Ion Torrent Oncomine immune repertoire assays designed to detect potentially malignant clones of T cells and B cells. Read More
Tempus highlights research results for Tempus xF
July 13, 2021 -- Tempus is directing attention to research results validating its xF liquid biopsy next-generation sequencing assay. Read More
With Hitachi deal done, Fujifilm sets sights on healthcare growth
July 2, 2021 -- Fresh off its acquisition of Hitachi's medical imaging business, Japanese industrial giant Fujifilm on July 1 rebranded its healthcare subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe to reflect the newly integrated company. The deal exemplifies Fujifilm's plan to make healthcare its primary business. Read More
Qiagen and Sysmex form strategic alliance
July 1, 2021 -- Qiagen announced it has entered a strategic alliance with partner Sysmex for the development and commercialization of next-generation sequencing products in the area of cancer companion diagnostics. Read More
Qiagen, Verogen to offer forensic testing kits, services
June 30, 2021 -- Qiagen and Verogen have teamed up to offer labs tools and support for human identification workflows in forensic testing based on next-generation sequencing. Read More
Labcorp deploys new SARS-CoV-2 sequencing panel
June 22, 2021 -- Labcorp will start using Molecular Loop Biosciences' SARS-CoV-2 research sequencing panel to sequence thousands of complete coronavirus genomes each week from positive patient samples. Read More
Oncologists urge faster biomarker results for lung cancer patients
June 8, 2021 -- Diagnostic testing companies should do a better job of turning around biomarker test results for lung cancer patients, according to a survey reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 4. Read More